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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Bend the brains

Well events have taken a turn…

Sometimes I talk about myself on the sites, but I very seldom talk about other people’s personal experiences. I don’t feel that their stories are mine to tell.

I’m making an exception.

Around the first of the month a small group of underage teenagers approached me with some questions.

Sometimes I really enjoy talking to teens and I consider it my sacred duty to bend their brains whenever I can. But I have to be careful. I’m an unmarried male with an unusual sex life. I’m a part-time naturist who likes to shuck the clothes. And I am a pagan.

That last one causes more problems than anything else. For some reason, certain folks believe I’m going to initiate their wives and children into unspeakable rites while dragging their pets into the bushes to sake my lust.

But kids (especially BRIGHT teens) know when you’re different. They like different, they’re attracted to it. What these teens knew is that I had a reputation for giving truthful answers. They knew that sometimes my answers made their parents uncomfortable. What they didn’t know is that I was a pagan.

There was a man who promised a “true’ religious experience. All they had to do was meet with him. At his home. In secret. In the nude. And if they were lucky, there would be sex.

So I told them truths. In our culture anybody who insisted on secret nude meetings with teenagers should not be trusted. I told them that while studying other religions and faiths was a good thing, they should stick with their parent’s faith as long as they were underage. There would be time to find their own path later.

Yes, I went into greater detail with them. Probably more than their parents would have liked if they knew.

I also showed them some of the tricks that charlatans use to “cold-read” people. I told them that this kind of manipulation depends on the “teacher’ being taken absolutely seriously. I told them that the best thing they could do was find a way to laugh at him. That would steal all his ‘power” away.

I told them that no respectable religious leader would demand nudity, even among adults. It always had to be a choice made freely. I told them promising sex was one of the oldest games in the book. I told them that sex had to have mutual consent.

All in all, a BRIGHT group. Did I mention that?

I got a call from a former lover. One of the teens was her niece. So I confirmed what the kids had told me without mentioning names. She didn’t say much in reply, but she has a very large family in many professions.

Well, the guy left town Friday. I’m sure I’m not the only person the teens talked with, I’m just glad they decided to ask questions.

Bright group. There’s hope for the future.

And bright blessings on them all.

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